Meet's All-State Girls' First Teams

Here is the 2017 All-State first team. Each athlete or school may be selected for only one spot on this list. We will also be releasing our 2nd and 3rd team nominations in the next couple of days. Athletes may only appear once in all three teams. These positions are decided based on the following criteria in order: state performance, overall performance level, nationals performance, and any other ancillary factors.

100m Dash

Dajah Parker-Love (Western Branch) - 11.76

6A State Champion, VA #1

200m Dash

Britton Wilson (Mills Godwin) - 24.28

5A State Champion 

400m Dash

Syaira Richardson (Nansemond River) - 53.36

VA State Record Holder, 5A State Champion

800m Run

Rachel McArthur (Patriot) - 2:05.42

VA #2 All-Time, 6A State Champion, Brooks PR Champion 

1600m Run

Hannah Ballowe (Saint Catherine's) - 4:58.73

VISAA State Champion 

3200m Run 

Libby Davidson (E.C. Glass) - 10:50.01

4A State Champion 

100m Hurdles

Kori Carter (Nansemond River) - 13.56

5A State Champion, Sophomore State Record Holder, All-American 

300m Hurdles

Destiny Ward (Oscar Smith) - 42.60

6A State Champion 

4x100m Relay

Western Branch - 45.12

VA #2 All-Time, 6A State Champions, National Runners-up

4x400m Relay

Nansemond River - 3:43.12


4x800m Relay

Lake Braddock Secondary - 9:06.43 

6A State Champions 

Long Jump

Nyla Ward (T.C. Williams) - 19-11.75

6A State Jumper-up

Triple Jump

Titiana Marsh (Thomas Dale) 43-5

National Jumper-up, VA State Record Holder, 6A State Champion

High Jump

Sydney Banks (Osbourn Park) - 5-11

Sophomore State Record

Pole Vault

Autumn White (Jefferson Forest) - 12-10

4A State Champion 

Shot Put

Taylor Gorum (Grassfield) - 46-1.75

6A State Champion 

Discus Throw 

Gabrielle Holliday (J.R. Tucker) - 142-6

5A State Champion